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Officials Warn of a Long Struggle Ahead
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Sen. John
McCain said Sunday that America must
unleash “all the might of United States
military power,” including large num
bers of ground troops, to prevail in
said the Taliban
is being weak
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warned that Americans must be pre
pared for a drawn-out conflict.
SURGE Hosts Global Issues Conference
The third annual Glocal
included 53 workshops
focused on global issues.
By Nikki Werking
More than 250 people, some of
whom traveled from as far away as
Kenya, attended the third annual
Glocal Awareness Conference held
on campus this weekend.
The conference aimed to educate
people on a variety of international
issues by bringing them to a local
level, which yielded the name of the
conference, a of the
words global and local.
The majority of the attendees were
UNC students, but people came from
various national and international
locations, said Kate Witchger, a mem
ber of Students United for a
Responsible Global Environment
“We had people come from places
like Washington, D.C., and Florida,”
Witchger said. “We also had about
40 people from other countries - like
Nigeria and Kenya - register, but we
couldn’t get visas for all them.”
Participants said the conference,
which was organized by SURGE and
cosponsored by 10 campus organiza
tions and nine academic depart
ments, was in line with SURGE’S
mission. “The mission of SURGE is
to encourage positive social change
through nonviolence,” said SURGE
member Tung Siu. “The conference
was a way to educate others and net
work to achieve this goal.”
During the course of the week
end, the conference sponsored 53
workshops highlighting an array of
global issues, including political pris
oners, vegetarianism, racial profiling
and genetic manipulation.
Area Anti-war Protesters Meet Verbal Hostility
A participant in the anti-war demonstration joins
almost 200 other community members in McCorkle Place on Saturday.
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
As the debate
D.C., U.S. attacks on the Afghan capital
of Kabul killed at least 13 civilians, wit
nesses there said, and warplanes
returned for a second wave of attacks late
in the day. American bombs pounded
targets in the northern city of Mazar-e-
Sharif, the Taliban stronghold of
Kandahar in the south, Herat in the west
andjalalabad in the east, said the Afghan
Islamic Press, a private news agency.
Some 100 airborne Rangers and other
One workshop topic was the case
of Lori Berenson, a political prison
er in Peru. At a Friday press confer
ence and a Saturday workshop,
Berenson’s father, Mark, spoke
about what he said was her wrong
ful imprisonment and unfair trial.
“She was in a cage on the first
day of her trial (in Peru),” Berenson
said. “She said to the judge, ‘I am
innocent until proven guilty, how
can I show that from a cage?’”
Berenson has been working with
a solidarity group to gain his daugh
The conference also supported a
myriad of associated events, includ
ing two film festivals, a peace rally,
political satire and musical perfor
mances, and it culminated with a
social justice rally sponsored by the
Farm labor Organizing Committee.
The FLOC rally, which took
place at McCorkle Place, featured a
guitarist and four speakers who
advocated local and global farmer’s
rights. The rally concluded with a
march to the Harris Teeter in
Carrboro, protesting Mount Olive
Pickles because of the company’s
labor practices. “We are boycotting
Mount Olive Pickles because two
years of lobbying failed to bring
them to the negotiating table,” said
N.C. boycott organizer Nick Wood.
Other attendees said they wanted
to learn more about global issues and
tell others about them, which was
SURGE’S primary objective. “There
is so much going on in the world that
I don’t like and don’t agree with,”
said freshman Katie Rainwater. “I
want to talk to people about (the
issues) because a lot of people don’t
know what’s going on in the world.”
Brett Garamella contributed
to this article.
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special ground troops struck a Taliban
controlled airfield and a residence of a
Taliban leader earlier this month, but
McCain said that was not enough. He
called for a “very, very significant” force
large enough to capture and hold territory.
“I think what we’re going to have to
put in (is) numbers of forces that are capa
ble of maintaining a base for a period of
time, relatively short, so they can branch
out and move into certain areas where we
believe that the Taliban and al-Qaida’s
networks are located,” the Republican
said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“It’s going to take a very big effort
A weekend of education about social issues culminates Sunday with a fund-raiser for the
Farm Labor Organizing Committee. Edwin Brown (left) and Ed King donate money to FLOC.
By John Frank
Hundreds of anti-war activists marched
down Franklin Street on Saturday chanting and
holding signs denouncing the U.S. military
response to the Sept. 11 attacks.
The demonstrators first gathered for a pre
march rally at McCorkle Place that included
five speakers and anti-war music from the 19705.
Chanting “Justice not war!” and carrying
placards that read “Warrants not war” and
“Impeach the mad-bomber in chief,” about 300
boisterous protesters were then escorted along
Franklin Street from McCorkle Place to
Roberson Street by a half-dozen police officers.
The event also brought out a small contin
gent of noisy counter-demonstrators who waved
American flags from a red pickup truck that was
parked on Franklin Street across from the rally.
Although both demonstrations were peace
ful, a shouting match ensued when the two
groups crossed paths. Members of the anti-war
protest criticized the counter-demonstrators for
supporting a campaign they said is killing inno-
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and probably casualties will be involved,
and it won’t be accomplished through
air power alone,” he said on CNN’s
Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., a
member of the Foreign Relations
Committee, said he agreed with McCain
that large numbers of ground troops
may be needed. And Dick Gephardt, El-
Mo., said if President Bush “comes to
the conclusion that it’s going to take that
or something like that in order to get
these people and to get this network tom
down, I would support it.”
McCain, a member of the Senate
cent civilians, while the counter-demonstrators
called the activists “un-American."
UNC junior Brian LiVecchi held an
American flag and sang the national anthem as
the anti-war activists passed on Franklin Street.
“(UNC) was made the laughing stock
because of what the outspoken vocal minority
has to say,” he said. “We believe we are the
majority, and you can hear from every car
honking as they go by that we truly are,”
LiVecchi said, referring to a “Honk if you love
America” sign the group held.
No physical altercation resulted, and no
arrests were made, but police asked the two
groups to separate.
Despite the dissenting views expressed by the
counter-protesters, Nouman Siddiqui, a member
of the Muslim Student Association and one of
the speakers at the rally, defended the patriotism
of anti-war protests.
“It’s not un-American that we have to
respond intelligently,” he said. “It is actually
very American to be doing what they are doing
See RALLY, Page 4
Armed Services Committee and Bush’s
2000 rival for the GOP presidential
nomination, has warned that undue
restraint by the U.S. military and allies
was emboldening Taliban fighters.
Considerations such as civilian deaths
from U.S. bombing and the Muslim
holy month of Ramadan that begins in
mid-November must be “secondary to
the job at hand, which is to wipe out
nests of terrorism,” he said.
Bush’s Chief of Staff Andrew Card
defended the intensity of the military
attacks by the United States and Britain.
“We’re not holding back at all,” he said
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on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ll do what
we have to do to win.”
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
indicated the military campaign would
not stop for Ramadan, saying the Taliban
themselves have fought during the reli
gious holiday. “There is nothing in that
religion that suggests that conflicts have to
stop during Ramadan,” he said.
McCain brushed aside concerns that
U.S. involvement in Afghanistan could
prove to be a quagmire.
“The Vietnam War never had the
See ATTACK, Page 4
Mayoral candidates for Chapel Hill and
Carrboro will discuss topics such as growth,
business and social issues in the community.
By Lucy Bryan
Two campus organizations will host a forum tonight that
will introduce local voters to candidates for the Chapel Hill
and Carrboro mayoral seats.
The forum will be held in 100 Hamilton Hall and will start
at 6 p.m. with the Chapel Hill may
oral candidates. Carrboro mayoral
candidates will follow at 7 p.m.
The forum, which is being cospon
sored by The Daily Tar Heel and
Carolina Public Policy, will allow vot-
ers to hear the candidates’ views on an array of issues.
During the forum, mayoral candidates will have the oppor
tunity to make opening and closing statements about their plat
forms and will answer questions from three panelists about
growth, business and social issues.
The panelists are David Godschalk, a professor in the
Department of City and Regional Planning; Aaron Nelson,
executive director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of
Commerce and Katie Hunter, editor of the DTH.
Daniel Gitterman, an assistant professor in the public policy
department, was involved in the planning of the event and said
the forum would be beneficial to the candidates and students.
See FORUM, Page 4
To BOG Inquiry
Former state governors and UNC-system
presidents wrote the N.C. General Assembly
asking them to reject the possible provision.
By Julia Lamm
A letter sent last week to state lawmakers by four former
N.C. governors and two former UNC-system presidents
decried recent legislation calling for a study of the UNC-sys
tem Board of Governors’ effectiveness.
The provision calling for the study is part of a bill the N.C.
Senate passed three weeks ago calling for the elimination of
quotas in the selection of BOG members.
Former governors Jim Hunt, James Holshouser, James
Martin and Bob Scott and former UNC-system presidents Bill
Friday and C.D. Spangler, all cosigned the letter criticizing the
bill and asking the N.C. General Assembly to reject it
The bill currendy sits in the N.C. House Rules Committee.
It is unclear when, if ever, the House will hear the legislation.
The letter’s authors cited other university issues as more
pressing than the study, naming possible budget cuts, a recent
focus on enrollment growth and construction projects fund
ed by last year’s $3.1 billion bond referendum as examples.
Former UNC-system President Bill Friday said Sunday he
See LETTER, Page 4
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